Welcome to First Grade!
Those kindergarten skills are built upon so that by the end of the school year, your child will be reading more than you ever thought you would see this early in his/her education. First grade students practice reading stories out of their reading textbooks to their parents as well as their teacher. We will also advance those math and critical thinking skills! They will begin learning their addition and subtraction facts in math and even take math fact assessments. Students will now have their own social studies textbooks for the first semester and their own science textbooks for the second semester. First grade students will begin English this year too, and students will have spelling after the first couple of weeks of school. Students will begin using the Accelerated Reading computerized program as well. So you see, first grade is a year of new beginnings!
This is my 32nd year of teaching. I taught grades 6-9 math for one year, did a year of substitute teaching right after getting married, taught fifth grade for 21 years, taught kindergarten for one year, and have been in first grade ever since! I love seeing how much first graders learn in one year! They grow both socially and intellectually so much in one year's time!
I am married to Jeff and we just celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary! We have 3 children. Our oldest, Laney, is now 26, and working a full time job with SDS in Effingham, where she is a computer programmer. She was valedictorian of her class and we are quite proud of her. Our son, Joel, is 21, graduated from Lake Land at the top of his class in his department, currently works for Triple B in Shelbyville, and is also busy helping his dad on the farm. Shyann, our youngest, just finished her last year in 4H with a trip to the IL State Fair. Shyann is attending Lake Land Community College, majoring in early childhood care and education. She has dyslexia, which is a reading disorder, and has made great progress in her reading with a lot of interventions. So you see, I've dealt with all kinds of students even in my own home!
I love to swim, hence the pool picture at the top of the page! I also am quite active in our church, Trinity Lutheran Church of Stewardson. I enjoy singing and sing soprano in our church choir. I attend monthly meetings of our Women of Trinity group.
That is pretty much the splashdown on Mrs. Schultz! If you need to contact me, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (618)487-5100.